Welcome to Super Fit Fido Club™, a new breed of fitness for dogs and the people who love them. The SFFC fitness training programs are developed to improve your dog's overall heart health, flexibility, balance, core strength, muscular endurance and provide mental stimulation. They incorporate controlled exercise principles from the worlds of dog sports fitness training, canine sports medicine and veterinary physical therapy/rehabilitation.
Just like all of us, dogs need exercise to be healthy, happy and mentally alert. Developing and sticking with a regular fitness program is one of the most important parts of maintaining a Healthy Canine Lifestyle™.
Canine Obesity: A growing issue
Studies show that 45% of dogs in the US suffer from being overweight or obese. Overweight dogs labor more throughout their day and put greater burden on their heart and joints. They live shorter lives and are prone to painful and expensive health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
To learn more about this important issue, visit Dr. Ernie Ward at the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.
Food Bowl: How much is too much?
Most dogs become overweight due to overfeeding and a lack of regular exercise. What to feed, how much to feed and when to feed are important questions to have answers to.
The SFFC fitness programs are developed to help dogs become physically fit. By sticking to a controlled exercise regimen based on your dogs' needs, he can reach a more optimal physical condition or maintain an already fit one.
SFFC controlled exercise programs are safe, effective and stimulating because:
- A baseline is developed to measure progress.
- More muscles are targeted overall.
- Various surfaces are incorporated for healthy feet.
- Fewer injuries due to slipping or collisions with other dogs.
- Excellent bonding opportunities are presented.
- Your obedience training is kept fresh.
Check with your Veterinarian
Before a dog begins any physical regimen, it is strongly suggested that you check with your veterinarian. Every dog has a different standard for fitness, activity and body condition.
To help your vet evaluate how Super Fit Fido Club's fitness programs can be a positive experience for your dog, download this program overview and take it for your veterinarian to review.